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Alternatives to Gravitee.io

Kong, Keycloak, Postman, Amazon API Gateway, and Insomnia REST Client are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Gravitee.io.
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What is Gravitee.io and what are its top alternatives?

It is a flexible, lightweight and blazing-fast open source API Platform that helps your organization control finely who, when and how users access your APIs.
Gravitee.io is a tool in the API Tools category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Gravitee.io

  • Kong
    Kong

    Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform. ...

  • Keycloak
    Keycloak

    It is an Open Source Identity and Access Management For Modern Applications and Services. It adds authentication to applications and secure services with minimum fuss. No need to deal with storing users or authenticating users. It's all available out of the box. ...

  • Postman
    Postman

    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide. ...

  • Amazon API Gateway
    Amazon API Gateway

    Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management. ...

  • Insomnia REST Client
    Insomnia REST Client

    Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux. ...

  • OpenAPI
    OpenAPI

    It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service. ...

  • Retrofit
    Retrofit

    Retrofit turns your HTTP API into a Java interface

  • OpenAPI Specification
    OpenAPI Specification

    It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection. ...

Gravitee.io alternatives & related posts

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Kong

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PROS OF KONG
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    Easy to maintain
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    Easy to install
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    Flexible
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    Great performance
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    Api blueprint
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    Custom Plugins
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    Kubernetes-native
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    Agnostic
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    Security
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    Very customizable
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    Documentation is clear
  • 1
    Has a good plugin infrastructure
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    Load balancing
CONS OF KONG
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    Anas MOKDAD
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    As for the new support of service mesh pattern by Kong, I wonder how does it compare to Istio?

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    Al Tsang
    Problem/Challenge

    We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

    Contenders

    We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

    Decision

    We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

    Outcome

    We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

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    Keycloak logo

    Keycloak

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    PROS OF KEYCLOAK
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      It's a open source solution
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      Supports multiple identity provider
    • 13
      OpenID and SAML support
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      Easy customisation
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      JSON web token
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      Maintained by devs at Redhat
    CONS OF KEYCLOAK
    • 5
      Okta
    • 4
      Lack of Code examples for client side
    • 4
      Poor client side documentation

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    Joshua Dean Küpper
    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 7 upvotes · 543.8K views

    As the access to our global REST-API "Charon" is bound to OAuth2, we use Keycloak inside Quarkus to authenticate and authorize users of our API. It is not possible to perform any un-authenticated requests against this API, so we wanted to make really sure that the authentication/authorization component is absolutely reliable and tested. We found those attributes within Keycloak, so we used it.

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    OktaOktaKeycloakKeycloak

    I want some good advice on which one I should prefer. (Keycloak or Okta) Since Keycloak is open source, it will be our first preference, but do we face some limitations with this approach? And since our product is SAAS based and we support the following authentications at present. 1. AT DB level 2. 3rd part IDP providers 3. LDAP/AD...

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    Postman logo

    Postman

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    PROS OF POSTMAN
    • 487
      Easy to use
    • 369
      Great tool
    • 274
      Makes developing rest api's easy peasy
    • 155
      Easy setup, looks good
    • 143
      The best api workflow out there
    • 53
      It's the best
    • 53
      History feature
    • 44
      Adds real value to my workflow
    • 42
      Great interface that magically predicts your needs
    • 34
      The best in class app
    • 11
      Can save and share script
    • 9
      Fully featured without looking cluttered
    • 7
      Collections
    • 7
      Option to run scrips
    • 7
      Global/Environment Variables
    • 6
      Dead simple and useful. Excellent
    • 6
      Shareable Collections
    • 6
      Dark theme easy on the eyes
    • 5
      Awesome customer support
    • 5
      Great integration with newman
    • 4
      Simple
    • 4
      The test script is useful
    • 4
      Documentation
    • 3
      Easy as pie
    • 3
      Saves responses
    • 3
      Makes testing API's as easy as 1,2,3
    • 3
      This has simplified my testing significantly
    • 2
      API-network
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      I'd recommend it to everyone who works with apis
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      Mocking API calls with predefined response
    • 1
      Easy to setup, test and provides test storage
    • 1
      Graph
    • 1
      Postman Runner CI Integration
    • 1
      Now supports GraphQL
    • 1
      Continuous integration using newman
    • 1
      Pre-request Script and Test attributes are invaluable
    • 0
      <a href="http://fixbit.com/">useful tool</a>
    • 0
      Runner
    CONS OF POSTMAN
    • 9
      Stores credentials in HTTP
    • 8
      Cumbersome to switch authentication tokens
    • 8
      Bloated features and UI
    • 7
      Poor GraphQL support
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      Expensive
    • 3
      Can't prompt for per-request variables
    • 2
      Not free after 5 users
    • 1
      Import curl
    • 1
      Support websocket
    • 1
      Import swagger

    related Postman posts

    Noah Zoschke
    Engineering Manager at Segment · | 30 upvotes · 2.3M views

    We just launched the Segment Config API (try it out for yourself here) — a set of public REST APIs that enable you to manage your Segment configuration. A public API is only as good as its #documentation. For the API reference doc we are using Postman.

    Postman is an “API development environment”. You download the desktop app, and build API requests by URL and payload. Over time you can build up a set of requests and organize them into a “Postman Collection”. You can generalize a collection with “collection variables”. This allows you to parameterize things like username, password and workspace_name so a user can fill their own values in before making an API call. This makes it possible to use Postman for one-off API tasks instead of writing code.

    Then you can add Markdown content to the entire collection, a folder of related methods, and/or every API method to explain how the APIs work. You can publish a collection and easily share it with a URL.

    This turns Postman from a personal #API utility to full-blown public interactive API documentation. The result is a great looking web page with all the API calls, docs and sample requests and responses in one place. Check out the results here.

    Postman’s powers don’t end here. You can automate Postman with “test scripts” and have it periodically run a collection scripts as “monitors”. We now have #QA around all the APIs in public docs to make sure they are always correct

    Along the way we tried other techniques for documenting APIs like ReadMe.io or Swagger UI. These required a lot of effort to customize.

    Writing and maintaining a Postman collection takes some work, but the resulting documentation site, interactivity and API testing tools are well worth it.

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    Simon Reymann
    Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 26 upvotes · 2.9M views

    Our whole Node.js backend stack consists of the following tools:

    • Lerna as a tool for multi package and multi repository management
    • npm as package manager
    • NestJS as Node.js framework
    • TypeScript as programming language
    • ExpressJS as web server
    • Swagger UI for visualizing and interacting with the API’s resources
    • Postman as a tool for API development
    • TypeORM as object relational mapping layer
    • JSON Web Token for access token management

    The main reason we have chosen Node.js over PHP is related to the following artifacts:

    • Made for the web and widely in use: Node.js is a software platform for developing server-side network services. Well-known projects that rely on Node.js include the blogging software Ghost, the project management tool Trello and the operating system WebOS. Node.js requires the JavaScript runtime environment V8, which was specially developed by Google for the popular Chrome browser. This guarantees a very resource-saving architecture, which qualifies Node.js especially for the operation of a web server. Ryan Dahl, the developer of Node.js, released the first stable version on May 27, 2009. He developed Node.js out of dissatisfaction with the possibilities that JavaScript offered at the time. The basic functionality of Node.js has been mapped with JavaScript since the first version, which can be expanded with a large number of different modules. The current package managers (npm or Yarn) for Node.js know more than 1,000,000 of these modules.
    • Fast server-side solutions: Node.js adopts the JavaScript "event-loop" to create non-blocking I/O applications that conveniently serve simultaneous events. With the standard available asynchronous processing within JavaScript/TypeScript, highly scalable, server-side solutions can be realized. The efficient use of the CPU and the RAM is maximized and more simultaneous requests can be processed than with conventional multi-thread servers.
    • A language along the entire stack: Widely used frameworks such as React or AngularJS or Vue.js, which we prefer, are written in JavaScript/TypeScript. If Node.js is now used on the server side, you can use all the advantages of a uniform script language throughout the entire application development. The same language in the back- and frontend simplifies the maintenance of the application and also the coordination within the development team.
    • Flexibility: Node.js sets very few strict dependencies, rules and guidelines and thus grants a high degree of flexibility in application development. There are no strict conventions so that the appropriate architecture, design structures, modules and features can be freely selected for the development.
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    Amazon API Gateway logo

    Amazon API Gateway

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    Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale
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    PROS OF AMAZON API GATEWAY
    • 36
      AWS Integration
    • 5
      Websockets
    • 1
      Serverless
    CONS OF AMAZON API GATEWAY
    • 1
      Less expensive
    • 1
      No websocket broadcast

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    A Luthra
    VP Software Engrg at Reliant · | 3 upvotes · 628.6K views
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    Amazon API Gateway vs Apigee. How do they compare as an API Gateway? What is the equivalent functionality, similarities, and differences moving from Apigee API GW to AWS API GW?

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    Insomnia REST Client logo

    Insomnia REST Client

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    The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴
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    PROS OF INSOMNIA REST CLIENT
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      Easy to work with
    • 11
      Great user interface
    • 6
      Works with GraphQL
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      Cross platform, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux
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      Opensource
    • 2
      Preserves request templates
    • 0
      Does not have history feature
    • 0
      Vim and Emacs key map
    CONS OF INSOMNIA REST CLIENT
    • 4
      Do not have team sharing options
    • 2
      Do not store credentials in HTTP

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    Jason Barry
    Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 4 upvotes · 2.1M views

    We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

    • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
    • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
    • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

    Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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    OpenAPI

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    PROS OF OPENAPI
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        Joshua Dean Küpper
        CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 4 upvotes · 304.5K views

        We use Swagger Inspector in conjunction with our universal REST-API "Charon". Swagger Inspector makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Swagger Inspector was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

        We previously used Postman but decided to switch over to Swagger Inspector because it also integrated seamlessly into Swagger UI, which we use for displaying our OpenAPI specification of said REST-API.

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        Retrofit

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        PROS OF RETROFIT
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          CONS OF RETROFIT
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            OpenAPI Specification

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            An API description format for REST APIs
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            PROS OF OPENAPI SPECIFICATION
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              API Documentation
            • 5
              API Specification
            CONS OF OPENAPI SPECIFICATION
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